Sunset, Garden Flowers and A Poem

03 Mar

Nearly sunset when I took this photo but then the clouds came in and there was no colour at all but I do like how this one worked.

The wind has beaten down several blooms but that is merely an opportunity to pick them and have them indoors.

We have had Spring-like sunshine and blue skies for four days, though accompanied by cold winds  and I was reminded of Billy Collins’ poem, Today. We look forward to the properly warm Spring days with the ‘intermittent warm breezes’ that make us ‘want to throw open all the windows.’   I love the idea of releasing the little inhabitants of the snow domes!


If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

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3 responses to “Sunset, Garden Flowers and A Poem

  1. NoomiSLove

    March 3, 2020 at 8:21 pm


  2. Hils Bryant

    March 3, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Love this poem xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 3, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      Very happy about that. It is a very pleasing piece. I love lots of Billy Collins’ writing. We saw him once when we lived in Yorkshire and I’ve enjoyed his work since. 🙂


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